By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

‘Filarski and Hatch’
notion fails to survive

DESPITE our "inside" tip, Elisabeth Filarski, wasn't the sole "Survivor" on the CBS series, getting voted off by the remaining three members of the competing tribe. Now I no longer care who wins. Aside from the fact she's petite and cute, I wanted Elisabeth to win for another reason. With Richard Hatch winning "Survivor I," CBS could have had a natural had Elisabeth won "II." They could have come out with a new show called "Filarski and Hatch." A babe and a boob ... My mind in that kind of mode, I thought it would be neat if a Boston Pops fan were to stretch canvas across the top of his house and paint ex-Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler's picture on it. How come? Because he wanted to see "Fiedler on the Roof." ... Chuck Frankel got a chuckle from the marquee of the Varsity Theatre which read, "I'm in the Mood for Love." "More Leg Room."...

ANOTHER insider, a multiple Oscar nominee in the movie industry, got a view of the entire "Pearl Harbor" film and pronounced the special effects the best he'd ever seen. This from a guy who must remain anonymous since he didn't work on the film, but has seen every special effect Lucas Films, Disney et al. have come up with. He reports there may be some controversy over the fact there are no Hawaiians in it. Faith Hill sings on the soundtrack ... Anybody remember that Brandi Roderick, who recently won a huge Playmate award, was briefly in "Baywatch Hawaii"? ...

Sweets from sisters

HERE'S one for those who need a reason to stuff themselves with sweets. It's an opportunity to help out St. Francis School by buying up breads and cookies made by Sister Joan Souza and Sister Jovita Agustin for this weekend's Ohana Fair 2001. There'll also be jellies, jams and marmalades at the fair, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, well past the sisters' bedtime, at 2707 Pamoa Road in Manoa. Sister Margaret Antone Milho and Sister Joan of Arc Souza will be baking angel biscuits and that crafty nun Sister Mary Edward Sugioka has come out with bags, cushions, pot holders etc. she's created. So buy, eat up and not feel guilty...

Called on the carpet

TOP bidder for a large Oriental carpet at the "Hooray for Hulawood" silent auction benefit for the Hawaii Theatre was City Councilman Duke Bainum. He was particularly pleased when the theater folks offered to deliver it to his home -- in good time. First, they informed him, they needed the carpet for the Carol Burnett evening at the theater. He agreed at once, of course, probably figuring the value of the carpet may well be increased by having the comedienne trodding on it ... The new Arts at Marks Garage was the scene of "Ola's Son," a Samoan experience in movement and emotion that was based on a poem written by Lisa Kana'e and performed by two remarkable stage presences, Mane and Misa, the former is the largely untrained Dorothy Mane, who made all the right choices, and the latter being Misa Tupou, who directed the work. I was sitting next to City Councilman Mufi Hannemann, who before leaving with his wife said, "Please write about this place." Done ...


Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
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